Toky Photography

It’s going to be huge…

Posted in Fashion, Male Models, marco morante, models, New Work, Peeps, Syesha Mercado, Toky Photography by tokyphotography on July 9, 2011

Check out these screen-grabs from the new MarcoSquared.com website. Marco is one of the most talented designers I know and though he mostly designs for women he has created a new line of underwear for men. You will soon be able to purchase these, but in the meantime there is a very cool slide-show teaser of what’s to come on his website.

For those of you who don’t know, Marco is the man behind the wardrobe on the shoots I’ve done with Syesha Mercado (like this one)

Toky Photography for MarcoSquared.com

Toky Photography for MarcoSquared.com

Toky Photography for MarcoSquared.com

Toky Photography for MarcoSquared.com

Toky Photography for MarcoSquared.com

New Works Part II.

Posted in Baskit, Fashion, Male Models, models, New Work, Photo Essay, Toky Photography, We Are All Smith by tokyphotography on July 7, 2011

I’ve been working a lot with the awesome guys from BaskitWear for the last few months. Mostly shooting product and look book images which are always very simple and to the point. Recently they asked me to photograph their new ads/promo images in a creative setting. The basic idea was a rock-climbing trip. In came by buddy Jake who is a rock climber … and after a lot of planning … I did a great shoot with them. Just like my We Are All Smith look book shoot, I realize how much I enjoyed shooting “stories” that when seen together there is a visual thread but also each image can stand on its own as a single shot. Here’s a sneak peek of one of the shots that’s on the Baskit website now. More to come….

Toky Photography for BaskitWear.com

We are all Smith.

Posted in Fashion, Male Models, models, New Work, Noogie, Peeps, Ryan Paevey, Toky Photography, We Are All Smith by tokyphotography on March 6, 2011

For the past few months I’ve been a busy bee working on a new project, that now I finally get to reveal.

Check out http://www.weareallsmith.com

All the look book photos and all the products shots were photographed by yours truly.

While you are there, you might want to pick a shirt, or two, or three.

We Are All Smith Look Book.

We Are All Smith Look Book.

New Website, New Marathon Photo Essay, New Music Video!

Posted in Fashion, Marathons, models, music, New Work, Photo Essay, Running, Toky Photography, Website by tokyphotography on September 13, 2010

New stuff to share:

-Check out my new website!

The new TokyPhotography.com

I was in the mood for something simpler, cleaner, easier to navigate and load. I -loved- my old website, but this new one navigates much better and it’s better organized. Please check it out.

-On the new site, check out my new work. There are new images in almost every section: Advertising, Beauty, Editorial, Fashion & Music. Also a new series: En Noir et Blanc. (love love love… hope you will too)

-On the new site as well, check out the new music video! (you can also see it on my Vimeo or Youtube)

-Last but not least, for all my running buddies and readers… I’m gearing up for my next Marathon/Photo Essay: October 17th in Long Beach! Cannot. Wait. So. Excited. I’m trying to make it to Chicago as well on October 10. But depends on $. We shall see.

-The Long Beach Marathon photo essay will be posted at the Spirit of the Marathon Photo Essay website on October 19th. I have lots of goodies planned for that photo essay, so stay tuned.

I hope you all had a great summer….

xo.

tp.

Ready to Wear!

Something I’ve been working on for a few months since I showed my work at Unique LA earlier this year…. a collaboration t-shirt line with New Clothing Wear that features my  photographs!

New Clothing Wear in Collaboration with Toky Photography T-Shirt.

New Clothing Wear in Collaboration with Toky Photography T-Shirt.

I met Kyle who designs the T-Shirts for New Clothing Wear at the Unique LA show a few months back. I was showing my “Against Nature” Cyanotypes and decided to go around and see what the other artists/vendors had to show before the doors opened. I saw Kyle at his booth with -THE- softest t-shirts I have ever touched in my entire life… we chatted for a bit and exchanged information. Then a few months later we got in touch and since my “Against Nature” series is printed on fabric, the ball started rolling about printing other photos of mine on fabric, particularly t-shirts… and… as they say, they rest is history.

Out first t-shirt features a film strip (actual 35mm black and white film if you were wondering) that I took a long time ago.

The t-shirt is Unisex and is available in both white and gray and can be purchased at the New Clothing Wear online store. Trust me, this t-shirt is soooo soft. It’s made of Kyle’s custom made fabric of 50% modal, 45% cotton and 5% spandex. Those of you who know about fabrics can already imagine the softness. I suggest XS, S and M for the ladies and L and XL for the dudes.

This is my first collaboration with Kyle and New Clothing Wear. We have another 2 t-shirts coming out soon… and… I have yet another fashion surprise I’m working on right now that will be out later this year 😉

For now, check out our t-shirts and buy one. It’s a limited run and they will not be available for long.

New Clothing Wear in Collaboration with Toky Photography T-Shirt.

Photos by, of course, Toky Photography 😉

For those of you who like to try things on… and live in Los Angeles… you can pick up a shirt at LOCAL COLLECTION at the Glendale Galleria. (and soon at other local stores).

New Images @ Wonderful Machine

Probably the regular folk wont understand this, but as a photographer is always very interesting to see what other people choose as images representative of your work. I blogged about what images Wonderful Machine (my agency) picked to send on a mailer promoting my work recently. Now the images that represent each of my specialties on their website have been changed. No one asks you, they just do it… but that’s the best part because they are being chosen by experts who a) know what they are doing and b) have no “emotional connections” (lol) to the imagery. Anyways, totally random, but this are my new images at Wonderful Machine and… I gotta say I -love- their selections. And if those images represent how people see my work, I’m happy and I feel that who I am as an artist is getting through. And that is pretty priceless.

Main Image

Beauty Specialty

Celebrity Specialty

Fashion Specialty

Multimedia Specialty

Music Specialty

Loves it!

Fashion Served

Posted in Fashion, models, New Work, Peeps, Promotion, Toky Photography by tokyphotography on June 8, 2010

A big thanks to the peeps over at Fashion Served who have featured “Sometimes Catastrophes Become Trophies” and now two weeks later the images I did featuring Artstring. If you get a chance stop by their site and take a look at the creativity of what other folks are doing out there. Fashion Served is a neat website that selects the best fashion work featured on the Behance network and features it on their site.

Sometimes Catastrophes Become Trophies @ FashionServed.com

Artstring @ FashionServed.com

While you are there, please click on the blue circle that says “Click Here to Appreciate it” after the last photo on each page.

Artstring @ FashionServed.com

More New Work

Posted in Ali Rahimi, Fashion, models, New Work, Peeps, Toky Photography, Wonderful Machine by tokyphotography on May 24, 2010

This is one of my favorites from all my recent new work:

New Work

Photo: Toky Photography

Model: Samantha Colburn

Hair: Joseph Orozco

Makeup: Paige Quintanilla

Dress: Ali Rahimi for Mon Atelier

Web update

Posted in Beauty, models, New Work, Promotion, Toky Photography, Website by tokyphotography on April 10, 2010

The “New Work” section at TokyPhotography.com  has been updated with some really cool new images.

TokyPhotography.com

Make sure you check them out @ TokyPhotography.com!

Photo: Toky Photography

Makeup: Sundeep Morrison

Hairstyling: Nikole Denise

Model: Madeleine Hammer

Wig: artstring (Hollywood boutique specializing in knit clothing, crocheted jewelry, and fiber art of all sorts located at: 1644 N. Cherokee Ave. Hollywood, CA)

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Beauty Shoot

Posted in Beauty, models, New Work, Outtakes, Peeps, Toky Photography by tokyphotography on March 28, 2010

I’m going through a natural light phase… which surprises me a lot, because it’s very un-like me. Here are the results:

Chloe, Ziggy and Codie from Q Models

Ziggy from Q Models

Codie from Q Models

Chloe from Q Models

Ziggy, Codie and Chloe love being photographed by Toky Photography!

Photos: Toky Photography

Models: Chloe, Ziggy and Codie from Q Models

Hair: Joseph Orozco

Makeup: Kimberley Bosso

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